|CTMH New Baby|
The request was to include whales, navy and lime green, so I made 3 samples to play with the stamp first.
The adorable whale is from the CTMH New Baby set.
CARD #1It was difficult finding a good patterned paper for navy and lime -- WITHOUT using Later Sk8r for a change :). I settled for a Nice stripe from the DCWV My Sunshine stack. My DH showed me how to make an angled cut with my paper trimmer. [give me a comment if you would like to see a tutorial]
The background paper is dry embossed and I layered 2 borders on the side. The sentiment is from the For A Friend stamp set.
|CTMH For A Friend|
I used a rick-rack stamp from a Hot off the Press set, Stamped Stitches, in Juniper Exclusive Ink as my water.
The sentiment is from a stamp set bundled with the exclusive CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge. Word Balloons, but I actually <gasp> cut the word out of the balloon to use it independently.
Mr. Whale is heat-embossed with Blue embossing powder and colored with a gray watercolor pencil and a blending pen.
It was way cute, but I had NOT successfully used Navy and Lime Green -- it was only hinted at in the striped paper.
|3rd Time's a Charm|
I used a piece of Later Sk8r -- couldn't resist, it's a great lime color -- as the background for stamping Mr. Whale, and heat-embossed and fussy-cut several.
I then used the same rick-rack stamp to create the water, but added one row in Pear ink. I stamped just Mr. Whale's head and spout in Versamark on White Daisy cardstock and heat-embossed it in blue so I could position the cut-out whale on top of it. The whale scene is layered on Pear cardstock with punched rounded edges.
The banner sentiment is from the Word Balloons set, layered with Pear cardstock. But, again, it looked lonely.
Back to the New Baby set, and it has an adorable starfish. I heat-embossed several, colored them with watercolor pencils in lime green, and fussy-cut them all. (they are very small)
|The finished set!|
It seems my biggest challenge is to make clean and simple cards -- they always seem to need more to me. Although I LOVED the CASE on my second example, it just seems plain. I just want to add more...
All that was left was to assemble 10 of them. While doing so, I had an adhesive FAIL, which forced a LOT of re-work.
So stay tuned for more information about adhesives!
Thank you for stopping by and staying long enough to read this Moby Dick of a tale.
....and I do not even OWN the CTMH pun stamp set...wonder why?
I also entered this in the SplitCoastStampers TLC435 Angled Background Challenge.